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Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers (Reprint) (Paperback) (William Lynwood Montell)

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In an educational era defined by large school campuses and overcrowded classrooms, it is easy to overlook the era of one-room schools, when teachers filled every role, including janitor, and provided a familylike atmosphere in which children also learned from one another. In Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers, William Lynwood Montell reclaims an important part of Kentucky's social, cultural, and educational heritage, assembling a fun and fascinating collection of schoolroom stories that chronicle a golden era in Kentucky.

The firsthand narratives and anecdotes in this collection cover topics such as teacher-student relationships, day-to-day activities, lunchtime foods, students' personal relationships, and, of course, the challenges of teaching in a one-room school. Montell includes tales about fund-raising pie suppers, pranks, outrageous student behavior (such as the quiet little boy whose first "sharing" involved profanity), and variety of other topics. Montell even includes some of his own memories from his days as a pupil in a one-room school. Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers is a delightful glimpse of the history of education.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky
Author: William Lynwood Montell
Language: English
Street Date: July 15, 2016
TCIN: 51536346
UPC: 9780813168210
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-0384
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